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New Study Questions Cannibalism As A Worldwide Selective Force

...luded that variation in the PRNP gene was strongly skewed toward intermediate frequency variants, our results showed that there was, in fact, a deficit of intermediate frequency variants," says Bertranpetit. "Our results are consistent with a complex history of episodic or fluctuating selection, including p...

Children Having An Early Exposure To Cats May Develop Eczema

... endotoxin early in life, the immune system may be skewed away from developing an allergic profile." It's possible that the children in the study who developed eczema at age 1 might end up having a reduced risk of asthma or other allergic diseases later in life, Dr. Morales noted. "The findings do seem to...

Celebrities Come together to help a Noble Cause

...ion amongst the so-called ‘elite youth’ is totally skewed due to various factors. We aim to change that,' says Ajay Reddy of the Ellements Regazzo. Today almost half the new cases of HIV/AIDS are affecting the Adolescents and young people aged 15-24 years. But most of the youths lack access to the inform...

Govt to Pass Amendment to Curb Sex Selective Abortions: Ramadoss

...desh, Gujarat and Chandigarh - the areas with very skewed gender ratio - who are willing to spread awareness on checking the menace of female foeticide and infanticide in their constituencies. (Source: IANS News)...

Punjab Plans of Banning Sex Determination Kit from US

...ination test kits to counter online threats to its skewed sex ratio//. A US-based website's offer of 'Gender Mentor Home DNA gender testing kit' for $275 promising results within 48 hours has sparked fears of a mass killing of unborn girls in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. "We will take all steps to get the ...

Haryana Claims Improvement in Sex Ratio

...per 1,000 males. In many areas of the state, the skewed sex ratio had started having its impact with eligible bachelors unable to find suitable girls for marriage due to shortage of girls. There have been instances where the local boys married girls from other states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Beng...

Fat Metabolism Of Heart Muscles Affected By High Blood Pressure

...e to high blood pressure have an energy metabolism skewed in the opposite direction -- away from the use of fat for energy. "Whereas Dr. Gropler found that a high level of fatty acid metabolism could be detrimental, we show that a low level may also be harmful," says de las Fuentes, co-director of the Card...

Hyponatremia Requires Immediate Attention

...on where the salt and water balance in the body is skewed up is called Hyponatremia. This condition usually is triggered off by other conditions and requires urgent// treatment. The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) says that some of the symptoms caused by hyponatremia include muscle spasms or cramp...

Sexual Behavior is inclined towards monogamy, reveals survey

...sex before the age of 15, but these figures may be skewed by the tendency of boys to exaggerate sexual activity.” AV...

On Popular Demand, Monogamy Rules The Roost!

...sex before the age of 15, but these figures may be skewed by the tendency of boys to exaggerate sexual activity.” AV...

Skewed Sex Ratio! No Problem, We Will Buy Tribes - Says Patel Community In Gujarat

...e community is even ready for female foeticide.The skewed male-female ratio (fall in the female ratio) avail... areas like Vadadora, Bharuch, Panchamahals. The skewed male female ratio has given rise to new concepts like 'Sata Lagna, a system which says 'I will marry...

MIT Creates 3-D Scaffold for Growing Stem Cells

...archers are aware that cells on flat surfaces have skewed metabolisms, gene expression and growing patterns. But the only choices have been glass labware and a product called Matrigel, a gelatinous protein mixture secreted by mouse tumor cells. While Matrigel does resemble a complex extracellular environmen...

Diminishing Differences and Empowering Eves

...h sadness that the upliftment of women, is rather skewed . While issues related to education and health has improved by leaps and bounds, there are many more issues that need to be addressed in a befitting manner. In several countries, women still continue to be used as commodities. Sometimes they are seen...

Police Recover Remains of Fetuses from Haryana Maternity Home

...arat, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh have heavily skewed sex ratios. In Rajasthan, there are 922 females to every 1,000 males, but officials say in Punjab and Haryana, the sex ratio could be as low as 500 or 600 females to 1,000 males....

Twin Brother may Reduce Sister's Fertility by 25 Percent

...assisted conception treatments like IVF could have skewed fertility data on modern Western societies. It was observed that of 754 twins, females with a twin brother were 25 per cent less likely to have children than females with a twin sister. The researchers also noted that women with a male twin were 15...

Natural Selection in Butterflies

... intense selective pressures, such as an extremely skewed sex ratio, evolution can happen very fast." Charlat pointed out that, unlike mutations that govern such traits as wing color or antennae length, a genetic change that affects the sex ratio of a population has a very wide impact on the biology of th...

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